Adam Kohl is a freelance naturalist in Wendell, MA available for a range of services

Services:

  • Field botany
  • Nocturnal Lepidoptera surveys
  • Consulting for habitat landscaping
  • Plant ID and edible plant walks
  • Seed collection
  • Native plant nursery
  • Presentations
  • Private & group lessons

Experience:

WORK:

2016-Present Owner and operator: native plant nursery, consulting, and field botany business. Wendell, MA

2020-Present Independent researcher of nocturnal moth pollination: with funding from Gegear Lab. UMass Dartmouth

2019-Present Conservation Agent: Town of Wendell, MA (Voting member 2016-’19)

2019-Present Seed collector of common native plant species: Native Plant Trust. Framingham and Whately, MA

2019-Present Field botanist, entomological surveyor, and horticultural consultant: Landscape Interactions LLC. Northampton, MA

2016-Present Field botanist: University of Central Florida for Betsy Von Holle Ph.D’s research at Cape Cod National Seashore.

2018-2020 Presenter: Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) conference on native plant propagation; seed collection walks, and sowing demonstrations

2016-2017 Pollinator habitat designer: in collaboration with Moosewood Ecological (Chesterfield, NH) for Army Corps of Engineers at Otter Brook. Roxbury, NH

2014-2016 Propagation & nursery assistant, plant sales coordinator: New England Wild Flower Society (now Native Plant Trust). Including designing, building, and maintaining a fern propagation lab.

1997-Present Artist: recording, performing, visual, conceptual, and curating

VOLUNTEER:

2019-Present Founder and member: Wendell Pollinator Group. Wendell, MA. Including walks, presentations, garden design & implementation, and planning in collaboration with FRCOG (Franklin Regional Council of Governments)

2018-Present Volunteer contributor of 500+ moth species records to Mass Moths project, including several new species records for Franklin Co., MA.

2016-Present Private researcher: working to document flower visiting and related insects of Wendell, MA in collaboration with J. William Stubblefield PhD

2016-Present Volunteer contributor: ~40 town-level plant records to Bertin R, et. al (2020) Vascular flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts. New England Botanical Club.

EDUCATION:

2012-2015 Completed coursework: New England Wild Flower Society (now Native Plant Trust); Field Botany and Horticulture

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